Jack Wilshere has claimed that Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli can ‘100%’ make a comeback into the England squad, as he told talkSPORT.
The 25-year-old has gone from being an England regular and one of the most promising midfielders in the country to a player that struggled to make Tottenham’s matchday squad on several occasions last season.
Alli’s decline started towards the back end of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign, and despite a strong start to life under Jose Mourinho, it continued during his now-infamous reign.
But Wilshere feels the new man in Tottenham’s dugout, Nuno Espirito Santo, ‘might be good’ for Alli.
On whether Alli is good enough to get back into the England side: “Yes, 100%,” responded Wilshere.
“This manager might be good for him. He needs to get back playing.”
Wilshere knows exactly what it is like going from being a highly-rated teenager with the footballing world at his feet to falling off the footballing cliff and being forgotten about.
This forthcoming campaign is a huge one for Dele because if he continues to decline then he can probably wave goodbye to his Spurs career.
The problem facing the goalscoring midfielder is that his performances have raised eyebrows both under Pochettino and Mourinho.
And if Nuno is the next man on that list then the player can only look at himself in the mirror, in truth, he probably should already be doing that.
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